Fontbonne Theatre Programs



Performance Dates

November 17, 18, 19, 20, 1960


Carmelita T. Schmelig



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Document Type



Fontbonne University Archives


St. Louis, MO


The Story of South Pacific

Based primarily on two stories from James A. Michener's Pulitzer prize winning "Tales of the South Pacific," the musical play takes place on two islands of the South Pacific, and the time is a lull during the fighting int he war with Japan. the characters are chiefly marines, seabees nurses, sailors ,and islanders.

The plot is formed of two romantic thmes. Most important is the love affair of Ensign Nellie Forbush, the nurse form Little Rock, Arkansas, and the gallant middle-aged French planter, Emile de Becque. The secondary theme is that of the American marine, Lt. Joseph Cable and the Tonkinese girl, Liat. Supporting them are Bloody Mary, Liat's mother, and Luther Billis, a Seabee.

South Pacific



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